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Thursday, March 23, 2006

CipherTrust achieve rapid take-up in Saudi Arabia

[via Virtually Islamic http://virtuallyislamic.blogspot.com/]
A particular issue is the problem of 'zombie networks,' where groups of computers are infected by viruses to send out spam e-mail automatically, without the owners' knowledge. Many technology specialists within the Kingdom believe that the problem may be under-reported at the moment, because of insufficient investment in security technology. Local IT solutions provider Algosaibi Information Systems (AGIS) is one of the companies working hard to provide Saudi organizations with adequate protection against these threats. Recently, one of its employees was recognized by CipherTrust - the global market leader in messaging security - and Middle East networking technology distributor OnLine Distribution for the excellent work the company has conducted in recent months in educating the market about internet threats. Eng. Salahuddin Khaja was presented with a Rolex watch for his efforts, as part of a major reseller campaign designed to reduce the impact of 'zombie networks' within the Kingdom. 'CipherTrust is delighted to be able to recognize Salauddin for his continued focus and hard work. Saudi Arabia is a key market for CipherTrust and Salauddin has been instrumental in helping to establish IronMail as a leading messaging security system in the region. We wish him continued success as we continue to build a firm brand presence across the Middle East,' said Jonathan Whitley, regional sales manager, CipherTrust. CipherTrust has developed the IronMail appliance, which is a comprehensive system for guarding against a broad range of e-mail-based security threats. Since its introduction into the Saudi market last year, it has already been taken on by a significant number of large companies and municipal organizations. OnLine Distribution, which is the authorized distributors for CipherTrust's products across the Middle East, reported record high sales of the application in January 2006, in part as a result of the efforts of partners like Algosaibi Information Systems (AGIS). OnLine and CipherTrust have also unveiled a plan for continuous promotion of the e-mail security solutions in the Middle East, with a special dedicated program for Saudi Arabia, which will run throughout 2006. OnLine is also on the way to becoming an authorized training centre, able to deliver certification training for IT specialists in the Middle East in internet and e-mail security. 'Promotions and technical support are strong value additions that a distributor can provide to its partners in the Middle East's competitive technology market. Given the intense demand that is being experienced in the Saudi market at the moment for security solutions, we will be having dedicated significant resource towards ensuring that our partners are empowered to take the benefits of this leading technology to their end users,' said Jitendra Kapoor, business development manager at OnLine Distribution.

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